Whether you would have known it or not just watching this video, this new one from the Follow The Leader guys and the 217 BMX crew is a perfect example of what BMX is all about. Both crews ended up in Los Angeles and ultimately ended up bumping into each other at a hotel which lead to them spending a few days cruising spots and stacking clips for this trip, and creating a really good friendship. Between the clips and good times that happened by accident almost, this is why we travel. Enjoy!
“Stack’n clips is all we do!
This edit contains some of the best AMs in bmx today but don’t expect all bangers. This isn’t that type of edit. Instead this is what a vacation for people that go hard all year long looks like. We didn’t take filming seriously and rarely brought the cameras out, choosing to ride and have fun over turning it into what some consider a task. With a crew this heavy, you know everyone would be gettin clippers any time the cameras came out. The idea was to have a great time and if we got stuff, cool, if not who cares?
This started for us with Mitchell winning a spot in Red Bull Phenom this summer, we got flown out to Los Angeles for a week at the end of July during X-Games and Red Bull put us up in the Millennium Biltmore in downtown LA. During check-in we happened to meet “the Bill’s” (Perry and Malkotsis) who were on their own trip out in Cali for a couple weeks. They weren’t able to stay in the room they had originally planned so we figured why not share our room with them. What followed would be not only one of the top 5 bmx trips I’ve been on but one of the best weeks of my life. Everything worked out perfectly from the time we left for the airport to the moment we pulled back into my drive making the entire experience nothing but amazing. This edit is comprised of footage the two Billy’s and I collected during a few times we happened to take the cameras with riding. We found ourselves riding pretty much all day and night the entire time. There are some guest clips some of the other Phenom dudes and some fellow midwestern cats that we also met by pure chance. Hope you enjoy the edit and checkout ftlbmx.com and 217bmx.com for more content from both crews. Thanks one last time to Red Bull and all the people we shared memories with in the wild wild west.
Riders- Mitchell Kent, Billy Perry, Bub Finney, Billy Malkotsis, Nahuel Nieto, Dan Kruk, Matt Lough, Brandon Webster.
Filming- Andrew Gray, Billy Perry, Billy Malkotsis
Edit- Andrew Gray
Song- French Montana : We Go Where Ever We Want ft. Ne-Yo & Raekwon” – Andrew Gray